Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,803
Catalog: KM-83
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $59.85 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 C G$1 MS obverse 1855 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1855-C gold dollar is most noted for the atrocious quality of its production. Nearly every coin seen is very poorly struck, and flawed planchets are frequently encountered. To make matters worse, many are seen struck from clashed dies. Properly grading the 1855-C gold dollar can be very difficult. Surface preservation is the most important element when trying to grade the issue. High-grade examples of the 1855-C are rarely seen, with well-worn pieces being the norm. The 1855-C gold dollar is very popular and is in great demand by rare date and type coin collectors as well. A very small number of Mint State examples are known to exist. One of the finest examples is the coin in the National Collection of the Smithsonian Institution. One of the four graded NGC MS 62 examples sold for $21,850 in August 2012.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2015

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1855 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 183
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/4/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1046, 1046/Lot# 2049 $2,637.50
9/14/2008 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1346 $10,350.00
5/27/2009 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1471 $5,175.00
2/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1399 $13,225.00
10/27/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 4585 $13,800.00
8/18/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 105754 $1,980.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1167 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111381558261432053675462351155733608971988428149392248534293529438265713037611
11380127819102811336139914787532158516458760810598174542642140509628479856313037610
000000336139914787532158516458760810598174542642140509628479856313037600
0000003518430749515527597068288018127681996930357467267275211446913037600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5733
Owner: Zebo
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 1838
Owner: L
 
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